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Changing of the Guard

c/ Bailen. | Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Yes, but when?

Being advised that the change of guard takes place the first Wednesday of a month, and happened to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Touch_of_Zeus
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Athens, Greece
Really cool & worth the trip

We randomly stumbled upon this during our visit to the palace and it was really cool. Very... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Anna D
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Houston, Texas
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2 weeks ago
“Yes, but when?”
24 Jul 2017
“Really cool & worth the trip”
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c/ Bailen. | Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being advised that the change of guard takes place the first Wednesday of a month, and happened to be there the first Wednesday of June, I went to see what was all this about. I waited together with the crowd, but when the time came...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We randomly stumbled upon this during our visit to the palace and it was really cool. Very impressive changing of the guard. The location and views of Madrid are also awesome.

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were told about this event by my aunt who had been in Madrid a few weeks before and said that it was worth a look. This happens at 11am every Wednesday but an extra special one takes place on the first Wednesday at noon...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Maybe it’s just me but I found it very difficult to find information about this event. The Royal Palaces website only says that the palace hosts "Other important acts including ..., the changing of the Royal Guard ". On the day (first Wednesday of the...More

Thank benedick
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collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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